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by soundOFsilence
Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

As for PSU's the general rule of thumb is the greater the overhead (i.e. more wattage with less percentage of power used) the more efficient the PSU will run. But not all PSU's are created equal. -Ed On the contrary, I was thinking the less % of max PSU power you use, the less the efficiency (the m...
by soundOFsilence
Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

Re: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?

Another option would be to buy a very high quality external DA and hook it up via SPDIF from your computer. This way, when you upgrade your PC or decide to change to a different solution you do not have upgrade your DA. You can also get a higher quality DA than the Terratec. Or I could just get by ...
by soundOFsilence
Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

I would take the time to buy a nice PS and case. It's going to add to your cost, but why waste time with ugly cases (sorry, sonota makes me blow chunks, but each to their own I suppose) and PS's that aren't going to meet your noise requirements? I have a case with an Antec PS, and I can say that it...
by soundOFsilence
Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

Edwood, you are right, some of the components are overkill for a jukebox, and mainly there so I can upgrade later to HTPC, e.g. i865 chipset. That restricts me to socket 478, I wouldn't mind getting the slowest Socket 478 Celeron instead of a P4, but I hear that they run hotter than a, say, P4 1.6A....
by soundOFsilence
Sun Jul 06, 2003 2:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

Xtalman, thanks. I got turned off of AMD as they are said to generate more heat than same speed Intel equivalents. What is your experience? I'd like to ride about 1.5 years behind the Intel processor rollout schedule to save some money, P41.6A now for $130, P4 3.2C end of next year for $130... which...
by soundOFsilence
Sun Jul 06, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

Tragus, thanks for the ideas... I looked at the sound card comparison site pcavtech.cpm. It is a great site, I just wish he had kept it up to date, it looks like it has not been updated in over a year like you mentioned. I was surprised that he ranked cards such as Santa Cruz up there with "excellen...
by soundOFsilence
Sat Jul 05, 2003 3:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?
Replies: 25
Views: 8752

Ultimate HiFi Jukebox PC under $1K?

Hi there… I am trying to build a new Hi-Fi jukebox PC to host all my music CDs (500+), many of which are classical, vocal, and jazz. I currently have a Denon/Infinity based HiFi system, and my 6 year old CD changer just gave its last breath and finally let me justify getting a PC based solution! One...